Lean, Mean Bronco Burger
- 4 tablespoons canned chopped Ortega peppers
- 1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin (usually around 6% to 10% fat)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 4 tablespoons barbecue sauce (your choice of brand)
- 2 tablespoons minced onion
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 whole wheat or whole grain hamburger buns
- 4 slices pepper Jack cheese (any cheese can be substituted)
- Preheat grill (indoor or outdoor) for high heat. Add Ortega peppers, ground sirloin, black pepper, BBQ sauce, onion, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder to a large bowl. Use your hands or a dinner fork to mix it all together well.
- Divide beef mixture into 4 balls, then flatten into patties (about 3/4-inch thick).
- Grill or pan-fry burgers for about 4-5 minutes per side or until done to your liking. If pan-frying, use a nonstick frying pan or skillet and coat both sides of the burger lightly with canola cooking spray.
- Remove burgers from the grill or frying pan to serving plate and top immediately with desired cheese. Place buns on grill or in toaster oven to toast, if desired.
- Assemble burger by adding the cheese topped burgers to the toasted buns.
Per serving: (using reduced-fat cheese and without adding salt): 440 calories, 40 g protein, 27 g carbohydrate, 19 g fat, 9 g saturated fat, 67 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 637 mg sodium. Calories from fat, 39%.
Recipes provided by Elaine Magee; © 2007 Elaine Magee
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